World Social Forum: Porto Alegre Puts Mumbai's Lessons to the Test
Mario Osava Jan 21, 2005 | IPS TF! Editorial Comment: The World Social Forum arose, in part, as a response to the narrow economic focus and exclusivity of development forums epitomized by the world economic forum. Believing that the economy is embedded in a larger social, human and environmental context, the World Social Forum strives to embody transparency, inclusivity, diversity and participation towards building a better world. At this foremost gathering of global civil society, conveners struggle to ensure that both substance and process meet expectations and advance the Forum's lofty and laudable goals.